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Fam­ily his­to­ri­ans un­able to break down brick walls due to il­le­git­i­macy in their tree could ben­e­fit from two new on­line re­sources. Ge­neal­ogy web­site

has added in­dexes con­tain­ing de­tails of pa­ter­nity cases heard at the Sher­iff Courts in Hamil­ton and Pais­ley, span­ning 1845-1915 and 1830-1833 re­spec­tively. Tran­scribed from doc­u­ments held at the Na­tional Records of Scot­land, the records name men that were be­lieved to have fa­thered ‘bas­tard’ off­spring and were taken to court to en­sure they pro­vided fi­nan­cial sup­port.

The site now pro­vides ac­cess to

11,723 Scot­tish pa­ter­nity records

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